Make sure to have on good boots and warm clothes. One thing that is difficult, is making only one choice. Every tree looks like the one to take home. So often, people pick trees too big for their house, or too big for the ride home. Choosing your tree is very important. So let’s see how fun it is to get to the growing fields. Take the ride….
The kids really enjoy this place and it truly is an adventure for them. The road these folks are on leads to the landscape nursery tree fields. That area is also cordoned off. I often show you those trees too, but now, they are all leafless.
The tractor runs about every 15 to 20 minutes bringing groups of people all day long. The Farm is also open for business with night hours this year. It will be so pretty when we get some snow, and the Christmas spirit abounds.
When a tree is found, the guys take it back to the wagon where it is tagged so the people know which tree is which. After you spend so much time looking, you want to make sure you go home with the right tree.
Then carried by Santa’s Helpers to get shaken and baled. More on that later. So much happens around the lodge and at the Farm. I often show you the nursery and wildlife at the Farm. At this time of year is the only time the Farm is open to the public.
I am a Santa’s Helper too, making wreathes and Kissing Balls, so you might see me! I do it for the fun, the place is always filled with Christmas spirit.
See Green Apples, The Buck Stops Here for some pretty photos of the deer at the farm. The kids are feeding the does too!
I want to let my readers know that I was nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by The Daily Graff, a really fun read. John has a very humorous take on life and the little things you find along the way. He has photos that he captions very creatively. I would encourage you to stop in for some really fun, short posts. I very much appreciate this honor, but my time to do a post like this is extremely limited due to the work I am doing at the Farm this holiday season, so I am politely declining nomination. I did promise to promote his blog and encourage others to see blogs that he has nominated. I thank him very much for selecting GWGT for the award.
The Word 4 Wednesday is Accidental, garnering the most votes. The Patient Gardener kindly submitted the Word 4 Wednesday for November 30. I guess we will be having unexpected, happy plantings, those volunteers we just can’t remove.